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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080896/traumatic-foreign-body-pericarditis-in-a-toco-toucan-ramphastos-toco
#1
Mireia Máinez, Jorge Rosell, Roger Such, Teresa Cardona, Carles Juan-Sallés
An approximately 10-yr-old, captive-born female toco toucan ( Ramphastos toco ) was presented due to an acute onset of depression and apathy. On visual and physical examination, it showed an abnormal posture and dehydration, respectively. Serum biochemistry revealed hyperuricemia (39.4 mg/dl) and elevated glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT; 1,050 U/L). Radiographs demonstrated an enlargement of the cardiac silhouette. The bird died 7 days after presentation, despite treatment with enrofloxacin, allopurinol, a preparation of hepatorenal protectors, and complex B vitamins with dextrose...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074870/microrna-155-is-upregulated-in-ascites-in-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
#2
Philipp Lutz, Mohamed M Haimid, Alessandra Pohlmann, Jennifer Lehmann, Christian Jansen, Robert Schierwagen, Sabine Klein, Christian P Strassburg, Ulrich Spengler, Jonel Trebicka
MircoRNA's (miR) have been recognised as important modulators of gene expression and potential biomarkers. However, they have been rarely investigated in bio fluids apart from blood. We investigated the association of miR-125b and miR-155 with complications of cirrhosis. Ascites was prospectively collected from patients with cirrhosis undergoing paracentesis at our department. miR's were determined in the supernatant using qPCR and normalized by SV-40. Clinical parameters were assessed at paracentesis and during follow-up...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052631/why-and-how-to-measure-renal-function-in-patients-with-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Salvatore Piano, Antonietta Romano, Marco Di Pascoli, Paolo Angeli
Patients with advanced liver disease frequently have impaired renal function. Both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are quite common in patients with cirrhosis and both are associated with a worse prognosis in these patients. A careful assessment of renal function is highly important in these patients to help physicians determine their diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic management and to define transplantation strategies (liver transplantation alone vs simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation)...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052382/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-vasoactive-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-hepatorenal-syndrome-type-1
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REVIEW
F J Gifford, J R Morling, J A Fallowfield
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome type 1 (HRS1) is a functional, rapidly progressive, potentially reversible form of acute kidney injury occurring in patients with cirrhosis. Characterised by intense renal arterial vasoconstriction, it carries a very poor prognosis. There is a significant unmet need for a widely approved, safe and effective pharmacological treatment. AIM: To re-evaluate efficacy and safety of pharmacological treatments for HRS1, in the light of recently published randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
January 4, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035542/effect-of-compound-zhuye-shigao-granule-on-acute-radiation-induced-esophagitis-in-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Li-Juan Wang, Jun-Zhang Lu, Bo-Ning Cai, Ming-Wei Li, Bao-Lin Qu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effificacy and safety of the Chinese medicine (CM) Compound Zhuye Shigao Granule (, CZSG) on acute radiation-induced esophagitis (ARIE) in cancer patients. METHODS: In a blinded, randomized, Kangfuxin Solution (, KFX)-controlled, single-centre clinical trial, 120 patients with lung, esophagus or mediastinal cancer were prospectively enrolled and assigned to the treatment group (60 cases) and control group (60 cases) by the random number table method...
December 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033700/brucellosis-with-multi-organ-involvement-in-a-patient-with-history-of-composite-aortic-graft-and-hepatitis-b
#6
Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi, Omid Rezahosseini, Zahra Abdi Liaei
The brucellosis with multi-organ involvement in a patient with a history of the composite aortic graft (Bentall procedure) and Hepatitis B infection is rare. A 35-year-old man presented to us with fever and loss of consciousness. Four years ago, he was IDU and underwent cardiac surgery because of endocarditis. Recently lumbar spondylodiscitis was diagnosed. The Wright (1/320) and Coombs Wright tests (1/640) were positive. After CNS imaging, lumbar puncture was done. The CSF pleocytosis was lymphocyte dominant...
November 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029746/respiratory-manifestations-in-38-patients-with-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome
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Caroline Boerwinkle, Jan D Marshall, Joy Bryant, William A Gahl, Kenneth N Olivier, Meral Gunay-Aygun
OBJECTIVES: Alström syndrome (AS) is a rare, multi-system condition characterized by retinal degeneration, sensorineural hearing loss, obesity, insulin-resistant diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatorenal disease, and recurrent respiratory infections. It belongs to a group of genetic disorders known as primary ciliopathies, which includes autosomal dominant and recessive polycystic kidney diseases, as well as Joubert and Bardet-Biedl syndromes. Prior studies have suggested phenotypic overlap between primary ciliopathies affecting the non-motile, sensory cilia, and primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a motile ciliopathy characterized by respiratory tract disease...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013112/urine-interleukin-18-and-lipocalin-2-are-biomarkers-of-acute-tubular-necrosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Jeremy Puthumana, Xavier Ariza, Justin M Belcher, Isabel Graupera, Pere Ginès, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in patients with cirrhosis that increases mortality. The most common causes of AKI in these patients are prerenal azotemia, acute tubular necrosis (ATN), and hepatorenal syndrome; it is important to determine the etiology of AKI to select the proper treatment and predict patient outcome. Urine biomarkers could be used to differentiate between patients with ATN and functional causes of AKI. We performed a systemic review and meta-analysis of published studies to determine whether urine levels of interleukin 18 (IL18) and lipocalin 2 (LCN2 or NGAL) associate with development of ATN in patients with cirrhosis...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008340/fractional-excretion-of-sodium-in-hepatorenal-syndrome-clinical-and-pathological-correlation
#9
Ali A Alsaad, Hani M Wadei
AIM: To determine the accuracy of fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa) in the diagnosis of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). METHODS: Eighty-eight liver transplantation candidates with renal dysfunction and/or proteinuria were included in the study sample. The baseline characteristics of the patients were obtained. All the 88 patients underwent iothalamate glomerular filtration rate testing, 24-h urine collection for urinary sodium and protein excretions, random urine for sodium and creatinine testing, and percutaneous kidney biopsy...
December 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003716/pharmacologic-treatment-of-alcoholic-hepatitis-examining-outcomes-based-on-disease-severity-stratification
#10
Ryan E Owens, Heather S Snyder, Jennifer D Twilla, Sanjaya K Satapathy
OBJECTIVES: Maddrey discriminant function (MDF) score is a measure of disease prognosis in alcoholic hepatitis (AH) used to identify patients at highest risk of mortality and determine the need for initiation of pharmacologic treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of pharmacologic therapy for hospitalized AH patients as stratified by MDF score. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with an AH diagnosis admitted to a Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare adult hospital between 06/2009 and 06/2014 was conducted...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987536/acute-kidney-injury-in-liver-cirrhosis-new-definition-and-application
#11
REVIEW
Florence Wong
The traditional diagnostic criteria of renal dysfunction in cirrhosis are a 50% increase in serum creatinine (SCr) with a final value above 1.5 mg/dL. This means that patients with milder degrees of renal dysfunction are not being diagnosed, and therefore not offered timely treatment. The International Ascites Club in 2015 adapted the term acute kidney injury (AKI) to represent acute renal dysfunction in cirrhosis, and defined it by an increase in SCr of 0.3 mg/dL (26.4 µmoL/L) in <48 hours, or a 50% increase in SCr from a baseline within ≤3 months...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984174/emergency-tips-in-a-child-pugh-b-patient-when-does-the-window-of-opportunity-open-and-close
#12
REVIEW
Jonel Trebicka
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is used to treat complications of cirrhosis such as variceal bleeding and refractory ascites, but it also bears the risk of liver failure, overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and cardiac decompensation. Variceal bleeding may be controlled using endoscopic and medical treatment in patients with compensated cirrhosis; in decompensated patients, however, TIPS improves survival. Therefore, an early TIPS (within 72h or if later, still early after bleeding) might improve the survival of patients by preventing an inflammatory response and bacterial translocation...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938570/-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#13
J Chen, S H Gao
Since the 21st century, nephrology and emergency and critical care medicine have proposed the concept of acute kidney injury (AKI), and its core lies in early diagnosis and early treatment to improve prognosis. The concept of AKI has also been used in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney injury in patients with liver cirrhosis. AKI is one of the common complications in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis, and AKI has unique features in patients with liver cirrhosis. AKI greatly affects the prognosis of patients with liver cirrhosis and increases hospitalization rate and medical burden...
October 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920543/intestinal-permeability-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
#14
REVIEW
Jonathan Manuel Aguirre Valadez, Liliana Rivera-Espinosa, Osvely Méndez-Guerrero, Juan Luis Chávez-Pacheco, Ignacio García Juárez, Aldo Torre
Liver cirrhosis is a worldwide public health problem, and patients with this disease are at high risk of developing complications, bacterial translocation from the intestinal lumen to the mesenteric nodes, and systemic circulation, resulting in the development of severe complications related to high mortality rate. The intestinal barrier is a structure with a physical and biochemical activity to maintain balance between the external environment, including bacteria and their products, and the internal environment...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891602/cannabimimetic-phytochemicals-in-the-diet-an-evolutionary-link-to-food-selection-and-metabolic-stress-adaptation
#15
REVIEW
Jürg Gertsch
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a major lipid signaling network that plays important pro-homeostatic (allostatic) roles not only in the nervous system but in peripheral organs. Increasing evidence points towards a dietary component in the modulation of the ECS. Cannabinoid receptors in hominids co-evolved with diet and the ECS constitutes a feedback loop for food selection and energy metabolism. Here it is postulated that the mismatch of ancient lipid genes of hunter-gatheres and pastoralists with the high carbohydrate diet introduced by agriculture could be compensated via dietary modulation of the ECS...
November 27, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876694/hypersuccinylacetonaemia-and-normal-liver-function-in-maleylacetoacetate-isomerase-deficiency
#16
Hao Yang, Walla Al-Hertani, Denis Cyr, Rachel Laframboise, Guy Parizeault, Shu Pei Wang, Francis Rossignol, Marie-Thérèse Berthier, Yves Giguère, Paula J Waters, Grant A Mitchell
BACKGROUND: A high level of succinylacetone (SA) in blood is a sensitive, specific newborn screening marker for hepatorenal tyrosinemia type 1 (HT1, MIM 276700) caused by deficiency of fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase (FAH). Newborns with HT1 are usually clinically asymptomatic but show liver dysfunction with coagulation abnormalities (prolonged prothrombin time and/or high international normalised ratio). Early treatment with nitisinone (NTBC) plus dietary restriction of tyrosine and phenylalanine prevents the complications of severe liver disease and neurological crises...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876501/serum-and-urinary-biomarkers-that-predict-hepatorenal-syndrome-in-patients-with-advanced-cirrhosis
#17
Desmond Y H Yap, Wai Kay Seto, James Fung, Siu Ho Chok, See Ching Chan, Gary C W Chan, Man Fung Yuen, Tak Mao Chan
BACKGROUND: Prediction of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) remains difficult in advanced cirrhotic patients. AIMS: To evaluate use of serum and urine biomarkers to predict HRS. METHODS: We prospectively recruited Child's B or C cirrhotic patients with normal serum creatinine, and followed them for 12 weeks for the development of HRS. Serum Cystatin C (CysC), serum and urine Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL), serum and urine IL-18, serum N-acetyl-β-d glucosaminidase (NAG), urine kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and urine liver-type fatty acid binding protein (LFABP) were measured at recruitment (baseline), and their relationship with subsequent HRS investigated...
November 10, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871159/-acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-portal-hypertension
#18
REVIEW
So Mi Kim, Il Han Song
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common manifestations encountered in clinical practice. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic pre- and post-transplantation patients. Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), a special form of AKI in cirrhotic patients, was recognized as a consequence of renal vasoconstriction from systemic/renal hemodynamic alterations developed in advanced cirrhosis with portal hypertension. Recently, multiple factors-such as infection/inflammation, underlying glomerulonephritis, bile cast, or increased abdominal pressure-have been considered to contribute to renal dysfunction in cirrhotic patients, which were presumed to induce HRS...
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867167/evaluation-of-fat-quantification-in-the-liver-using-dual-energy-ct
#19
Shunsuke Itaya, Takeshi Matsui, Tetsuya Kamiyama, Hiroyuki Yoshino
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recently, the number of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been increasing, and some of them progresses to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Dual energy CT allows the discrimination of substance using monochromatic image (MI), and steatosis exhibit specifically the CT value of each energy level. The purpose is to evaluate the fat quantification in the liver using spectral HU curve and CT value compare to a conventional image diagnosis...
2016: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865795/hepatic-angiomyolipomas-may-overexpress-tfe3-but-have-no-relevant-genetic-alterations
#20
Naoe Jimbo, Takashi Nishigami, Masayuki Noguchi, Hiroko Iijima, Seiichi Hirota, Takuma Tajiri, Takeshi Inoue, Takanori Hirose, Tomoo Itoh, Yoh Zen
The fusion or amplification of TFE3 has been identified as one of the molecular events underlying tumorigenesis in perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas). TFE3 rearrangements in PEComas are related to the morphological features of the epithelioid appearance and weaker expression of immunohistochemical muscular markers. This study aimed to clarify whether these genetic alterations are involved in hepatic angiomyolipomas (AMLs), which are a member of the PEComa tumor family. We examined 28 liver specimens (15 biopsies and 13 surgical specimens) of hepatic AMLs obtained from 26 patients...
November 16, 2016: Human Pathology
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